In his senior year at Regis Mike Ferro was diagnosed with a pituitary brain tumor. Shortly thereafter, he learned he had testicular cancer, too. While his friends were enjoying their last months of college, Mike was having multiple surgeries. During that time, he prayed a lot and did plenty of soul searching.
In those darkest hours, Mike made himself an extraordinary promise – “If I survive this,” he said, “I’m going to do something to help people with cancer.” Five cancer-free years later, he is making good on that promise. Last year Mike cofounded a nonprofit organization that offers outdoor adventure camp therapy and community building to cancer survivors.